‘Eagle County Collaborative for Career Pathways’ announced as winner of the SyncUp Colorado Workforce Design Challenge for Breakthrough Partnership Solution

Partnership between YouthPower365, Vail Valley Partnership, and Eagle County School District, wins $971,600 to help more young Coloradans pursue meaningful careers Eagle County, Colo., Oct. 25, 2021 — ZOMALAB, in partnership with the Colorado Governor’s Office, Colorado Succeeds, Colorado Thrives, SemperVirens, Skillful a Markle initiative, and Strada Education Network today announced the Eagle County Collaborative … Continued

YouthPower365 announces modified 2020 summer programming

Avon, Colo., May 14, 2020 — The Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365 today announced adjustments to its summer plans. Education activity will continue for the most part, with some exceptions as well as modifications. “We understand that this is a time where it is difficult to plan ahead,” said Sarah Johnson, Senior Vice President of Education … Continued


April 28, 2020 — The Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365 education programming brings year-round education and enrichment to thousands of children and families throughout Eagle County, from pre-school through K-12 to college and career-readiness. In light of the latest Eagle County Public Health Order, and its three-phased model for recovery, YouthPower365 has adjusted it’s plans for … Continued


We are very excited to introduce you to the newest members to join the YouthPower365 team. Euginnia Seyferth as our new Director of Development for YouthPower365. Euginnia moved to the Vail Valley 15 years ago to go to work for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV). Euginnia held several positions at SSCV, but the majority … Continued

Eagle County message to parents 3-19-2020

Dear Families of Eagle County Students: Your children need you now more than ever Social distancing is hard for all of us, but it’s especially difficult for children and teenagers.  At this time, it is critical to keep your children and teens home and from gathering in groups. Unfortunately, this means no play-dates, no sleep-overs, … Continued

Eagle County – Social Distancing Explained – Why and What

The Why of Social Distancing – This is going to be hard, but it’s the only way to beat COVID-19 and it’s all up to YOU Messages: Why Public Health Orders:  (1) Science has shown when we social distance it slows the spread of the disease and keeps our hospitals from being overwhelmed. (2) Our … Continued

PwrOn – College Checklist

Overwhelmed with everything you need to do before heading to college? Familiarizing yourself with everything on this list can help make the process easier. ✔ Contact Your Roommate That first conversation is pivotal for getting to know each other, for building your relationship as roommates, and for figuring out who’s going to be bringing what. … Continued

Homesickness Your Freshman Year

Homesickness is pining for home and family during extended absence. It stems from the loss of security, comfort and familiarity – and it’s quite common among college freshmen. A 2016 study by researchers at the Higher Education Research Institute at University of California-Los Angeles found that 71 percent of college freshmen reported feelings of homesickness, … Continued

Annual Star Dancing Gala returns July 16

Welcome to the Big Top: Celebrity dancers announced for 2019 Star Dancing Gala Vote for your favorite local celebrity dancer now to benefit YouthPower365 at the Star Dancing Gala slated for July 16  EAGLE, Colo., May 14, 2019 — Step right up for our Valley’s youth at YouthPower365’s annual Star Dancing Gala. The popular event, hosted … Continued

Author Sarah Smarsh to headline PwrHrs Rural Afterschool Conference

Avon, Colorado, April 23, 2019 – Author and journalist Sarah Smarsh came from generations of impoverished Kansas wheat farmers: hardworking, no-nonsense folks who worked themselves to the bone, yet struggled to pay the bills, could not afford healthcare, and often were forced to move their children from school to school. She became the first in … Continued

Girl PowHER Fashion Show raises funds for teen programs

5th annual event brought springtime fashions to the runway at the Vail Marriott WATCH VIDEO March 18, 2019 Although it was still a winter wonderland outside, spring was in the air at the Girl PowHER Fashion show at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort on Friday, which also happened to be International Women’s Day. The mission … Continued

New dates announced for PwrHrs Extended Learning Conference

Sept. 28, 2018, Avon, Colo. – YouthPower365 today announced new dates for the PwrHrs Extended Learning Conference. Presented by YouthPower365 with support from National Afterschool Association and Afterschool Alliance, the education conference will focus on the afterschool and summertime education issues, with a special focus on rural and resort communities.   The event will now take place Nov. 13-15, … Continued

VVF’s YouthPower365 ‘Dollars for Scholars’ program adds three scholarships

Randy Wyrick February 9, 2018 AVON — The Vail Valley Foundation announced three new scholarships for local high school graduates. The Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365 Dollars for Scholars scholarship program now also includes: • The Tom Bashford Dream Builders Scholarship. • The Explorers Scholarship • The Vail Heath Employee Dependent Scholarship. TOM BASHFORD DREAM BUILDERS … Continued

Vail Today: YouthPower365 rolls out new Magic Bus to serve preschoolers

Tricia Swenson January 4, 2018 Keep your eyes peeled for a big, colorful Magic Bus cruising throughout Eagle County. YouthPower365 just dispatched their newest mobile preschool vehicle to serve youth ages 3 to 5 who don’t attend a traditional preschool. Many parents, kids, donors and supporters of YouthPower365 gathered at Avon Elementary School on Wed., … Continued

CareerX program paves the way to a bright future for Eagle County youth

Philip Qualman Valley Voices November 15, 2017 Eagle County Schools created the CareerX program in 2016 based on a simple idea: Provide high school students with opportunities to explore careers. That simple idea has inspired many community organizations to jump into the water with us to give our valley’s youth a vision for their futures … Continued

Celebrity dancers announced for 2017 Star Dancing Gala

Senator Mike Johnston to emcee night of ‘Oh the Place We’ll Go’ to benefit YouthPower365 Avon, Colo., April 2017 — The Vail Valley is a destination for many thousands around the world, but what about the thousands of young people who grow up here? What destinations await them in their future? The highly-anticipated Star Dancing … Continued

Parent mentor program boosts immigrant pride, learning, understanding

EAGLE COUNTY — As school budgets were slashed in Eagle County and across Colorado in the wake of the Great Recession, parent volunteerism in public schools transitioned from the right thing to do to an absolute necessity for financially strapped teachers and administrators. In Eagle County, a resort area dependent both on international tourism and … Continued

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